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VNSNY on the Front Lines of Fighting COVID-19

From: WNBC-TV Channel 4
WNBC-TV Channel 4 has featured VNSNY Home Care nurse Cidric Trinidad in a breaking news story following Governor Cuomo's announcement that while occurrences of COVID-19 continue to decline in NYC, a high percentage of new cases are now coming from homes where multiple residents live close together. In the segment, nurse Trinidad conveys the importance of educating patients and their family members about taking proper COVID-19 safety precautions, including how to use proper PPE to minimize the spread of the virus.
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Gay Nurses Bring It Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

From: Gay City News
Gay City News has featured VNSNY LGBTQ+ Program Manager Arthur Fitting and registered nurses Cidric Trinidad and Mike Guglielmelli in an article that highlights the pivotal role that LGBTQ+ nurses play delivering home care to patients with COVID-19 symptoms and educating families in safety measures that can prevent further spread of the virus and ensure a full recovery for the patient.
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VNSNY’s Response to COVID-19

From: ABC World News Tonight
A news segment has aired on ABC News World Tonight featuring Ruth Caballero, a VNSNY nurse, and her journey to the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus. We follow Ruth as she boards a Manhattan-bound bus and watch as she puts on the face masks, gloves, and gown required for her home visit with a COVID-19 patient who was recently discharged from the hospital.
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Nurses Care for COVID-19 Patients at Their Homes

From: WPIX-TV News 11
WPIX-TV News 11 has aired a segment that highlights the heroic work of two VNSNY nurses who provide care to New Yorkers with COVID-19. Ruth Caballero has been with VNSNY for 20 years and says that "every day that a patient comes home to home care, I do a high five." And Gregory Vargas sums up his experience caring for patients with COVID-19 by explaining, "I'm a nurse. It's my role."
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Why I’m No Longer Scared of Dying Alone

From: The Washington Post
An article from The Washington Post features two clinicians from VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, Social Worker Joel Karlin and Hannah Schwartz, RN. The piece details the apprehension one may feel toward dying alone, and provides insight into how people can come to a sense of acceptance, independence, and control when contemplating the end-of-life.
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The Mystery of This Dusty Book, Signed by Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt

From: The New York Times
The New York Times has featured VNSNY and founder Lillian Wald in an article entitled "The Mystery of This Dusty Book, Signed by Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt." The article focuses on the surprise discovery of an artifact that was tossed in with theatrical memorabilia and includes a historical description of Lillian Wald and an overview of her many contributions, including the founding of VNSNY and its continuation.
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